Team BC Off To Taiwan!

December | 2017
On January 24, two British Columbia students and an educator will board a plane for Taipei, Taiwan to represent British Columbia and Canada at the annual Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) to be held January 28th to February 3rd, 2018. Aaliyah Mahboubi is a Grade 9 student at Charles Hays Secondary School in Prince Rupert and Yimeng Li is a Grade 10 student at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary in Vancouver. They will be accompanied by educator Pouyan Mahboubi from Prince Rupert, BC.

Aaliyah who attended the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in 2016 and 2017 will be bringing her most recent project, “Microbial-film Power Generation 2.0 - It's about to get cooler" testing electricity production from microbial decomposition. Aaliyah received a University Entrance Scholarship, the Energy Challenge Award, a Renewable Energy Award and a Gold Medal for this project at the 2017 CWSF. 

Yimeng also attended the 2016 and 2017 CWSF and will be bringing her most recent project “Anaerobic Respiration: A Novel Bioelectrochemical Copper Recovery System?”which aims to develop an electrochemical copper recovery system that is not dependent on external energy sources. Yimeng received a University Entrance Scholarship, the Youth Can Innovate Award, the Environment Challenge Award, and a Gold Medal for this project at the 2017 CWSF.

Ms. Mahboubi and Ms. Li are Science Fair veterans – both have participated in their local Regional Science Fairs and at the national Canada-Wide Science Fair. The TISF will offer an exciting new experience by bringing together students and teachers from around the world for seven days of competition, collaboration and exciting cultural exchanges.